The University of Arkansas is seeking a Director of Academic Technology & Innovation to join the Faculty Technology Team in IT Services. This position is responsible for facilitating and coordinating discussions, plans and pathways to help drive innovation and smart academic technology use within the teaching and learning environment. This will require building deep relationships and working in close coordination with faculty and academic administrators across all University schools and colleges. Also responsible for representing the Information Technology department on various committees and working groups, advocates for a consistent academic technology experience in learning, helps to establish the strategic direction for excellent academic technology use, and serves as a conduit to empower faculty and classroom innovation by helping in the facilitation of moving innovative ideas into execution of transformative learning.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least five years of experience with educational technology in higher education
Bachelor’s Degree in computer or technical field
Master’s Degree from accredited institution of higher education
At least two years classroom/teaching experience
Experience with Learning Management Systems and various classroom and online learning technologies
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues, and best practices for classroom, online, and hybrid learning
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to work with and train in both a PC and Macintosh environments
Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others
Ability to recognize and recommend necessary changes in user and/or operations procedures
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 26,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service... that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities. Fayetteville is located in the Northwest corner of the state with a metropolitan-area population of 500,000 residents. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of
the "100 Best Places to Live."
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.